Camille Joy Gaines

On September 19th my sister-in-law Melisa gave birth to a little girl named Camille Joy, making their family of four a family of five.

Weston, Grant, Alivia, & Melisa
In keeping with the tradition of taking a few newborn photos (here, here, & here) of our family's babies, here are a few I got of sweet Camille at 3 days old.



A Week in Memphis

Three weekends ago we drove to Memphis with plans for Gentry to go back to Louisville on Sunday & for Hadley & I to stay the week with my parents. My family was having a lot of changes that week & Gentry was sweet enough to let me be with them during it all.

We came in on Friday night to surprise my little sister Bethany who got engaged!

All of the guys in our family!
David & Bethany!

The next day Dad & Gentry went dove hunting, then we had everyone over for the Alabama vs. Texas A&M game.

Bethany, Weston, Alivia, & David

On Sunday we went to church, then had lunch at my Mamaw & Papaw's house & Gentry headed back to Kentucky.

Dad & Hadley
I got this cute picture of Hadley on Tuesday before leaving mom & dad's house to go to women's Bible study at church.

That night I took Hadley to my cousin Cameron's football game. He scored four touchdowns & they won!

Hadley & Mamaw

 Mom & I found this cute little lady bug outfit for Hadley's Halloween costume. She seemed pretty thrilled about it :)

 On Thursday we all headed to Jackson for the arrival of my brother Grant & sister-in-law Melisa's daughter Camille!


Ruthie, Camille & Hadley

It is hard to believe our family has had three new additions this year & they are all girls!!

On Friday we saw the Wingo clan off as they made the trip to their new home in North Carolina. We are all so excited for them, but still sad to see them go.


Ivey & Aunt Julie

 On Saturday Mamaw & Papaw met dad, mom, me & Hadley for breakfast at Cracker Barrel before mom drove us to meet Gentry in Nashville.

I also sold my first painting to my dear friend Adrienne before leaving town!

We stopped in Jackson on the way to Nashville to see Camille one more time & I took some newborn photos of her (post to come). Then we were reunited with Gentry after a week apart!

I was so thankful to have been with everyone for Bethany's engagement, Camille's birth, & the Wingo's move. It was a busy but fun week!


Hadley's First Beach Trip

This post is about a month late, but I wanted to document Hadley's first beach trip! My family made plans to go to the beach at the end of July, & I had really been hoping it would work out for us to join. Hadley was 3.5 weeks old when we went & she did great! We stopped halfway in Gardendale, the town I grew up in, and met my family. 

We had dinner at Nikki's West that night & Hadley got to meet some of my friends in Gardendale.

Hadley & Hannah
Hadley & Abbie

The next morning we drove to the beach. We stayed at Blue Mountain Beach & the weather was perfect the whole week! Here are a few photos of our time there.

Dinner at Harbor Docks
3 year anniversary
4 weeks old
dinner at Captain Anderson's
the whole fam
the Gaines bunch
the Wingos
the Hills
the grandkids
Ruthie at 6 months